1866-1871 Diaries and Letters of Maggie Royston
THANK GOD WE HAVE THE COMFORT OF HEAVEN
In 1866, when sixteen year old Margaret Hensley
Royston began her journal, she had a special need for a confidant.
Even by nineteenth century standards of loss Maggie's life had been
and would continue to be filled with enormous sorrow. Maggie's diary
and extant family letters from 1866-1871 tell both her compelling
personal story and about life in the Reconstruction era South.
Maggie's most passionate wish -- to remain with who was left of her
family -- led her to make a decision which seems extraordinary to us
today, yet when seen in the context of her perception, made perfect
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